Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Book Review for "Together at the Table" by Hillary Manton Lodge

Together at the Table is an endearing story of love, family, and food. The third in its series, Together at the Table depicts Juliet, a young restaurant owner in Portland making delectable dishes with her close family and friends, finding out family facts that were unknown to her, getting heartbroken and falling in love again, and grieving over her beloved mother.

Together at the Table was not the first story I had read about Juliet, but it was far more enjoyable. The story line was good, the characters more alive than ever, and I could almost taste the mouthwatering dishes they put together. Something I really liked in the book was that there were recipes at the end of most of the chapters (not that I tried any. I'm a busy gal!). A perfect summer read to help you relax, laugh, cry, and start cooking!

I received a copy of Together a the Table by Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest opinion.

Book Review for "Missing" by Lisa Harris

Nikki Boyd's sister was kidnapped a decade ago. Since then she has been resolute in finding Sarah and other victims of kidnapping. However, when a case involves her close friend Tyler's family, it gets more and more dangerous to do her job.

I enjoyed reading Missing. It had a lot of twists and turns; it was exciting. The characters were well thought out, and the plot likewise. Missing was an easy summer-on-the-deck-with-a-glass-of-ice-tea kind of book. I liked the male character in Tyler because he was strong, and Nikki was a positive model for girls.

Only a few things I didn't care for in this book was that the "bad guy" was kind of predictable, and the book itself was intense, however, upon realizing the topic, it's understandable.

I received a copy of Missing by Revell Books in exchange for my honest opinion.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

What is A Christian?

Far be it for me to tell you what a Christian is and isn't, because, let's face it, everyone has their own idea of what that looks like. Some people baptize, others don't. Do you do communion? How many our fathers did you say this week? No unclean meats for us. 

No one can agree on what Christianity looks like. So this is why I'm telling what it looks like to me. 

A Christian is a sinful person who is tired and beat down by life. They've made mistakes, they know they've made mistakes, and they want to be saved by the free gift that we don't deserve. It almost seems to easy, doesn't it?

 The thing is, Christianity is hard. The devil seems to be endlessly trying to trap and kill us. People hate us because they either don't see eye to eye with us or they feel threatened. The church is being taken over by angry hypocritical people, and everyone is splitting into to teams, or more formally known as denominations. 

I believe that Jesus Christ died for my sins. I believe that God created the universe and everything inhabiting it. I believe that there is a heaven and a hell. I believe God has a plan for me and my life. I believe God loves you. 

What do you believe?